Dafen Welfare win South Wales Association division one second XI
DAFEN Welfare won division one of the Thomas Carroll South Wales Cricket Association by 41 points after a final-day draw with Tata Steel.
In a match between the top two, Dafen made 182, a target that always looked beyond Tata.
They eventually finished all out for 120 as John Griffiths and Tom Lavender accounted for all the Tata wickets.
Both players took four, Lavender from 12 overs, conceding only 17 runs.
Neath secured a surprise win over third-place Carmarthen Wanderers.
Carmarthen reached a healthy 231-9, but that was bettered by Neath.
They lost six wickets en route to victory.
Clydach beat Cowbridge by 99 runs.
A massive 107 from Brian Fisher set Clydach on course to victory. Kieron Garland also weighed in with 66 as they finished on 229 for five.
Cowbridge were then bowled out well short of their target.
Gowerton recorded a seven-wicket win over Llangennech. Chasing a total of 103, Gowerton cruised over the line.
Ynystawe beat Maesteg Celtic by four wickets.
Division two second XI champions Briton Ferry Steel were held to a draw by Skewen.
After being put in to bat, Skewen made 229-6 as Chris Cook posted an unbeaten 59.
Ferry finished on 199-8, with Michael Fowler contributing 71 and Gavin Pugh 54 not out.
Bronwydd bowler Tomos Jones took centre stage in his side's draw with Aberdare.
He took three wickets from 6.4 overs at a cost of 23 runs.
Swansea Civil Service managed a 16-run victory over Llanelli. A knock of 82 not out from opener Simon Jenkins set them on course for victory, but only James Slack (14) and Jonny Rees (33) also reached double figures.
Llanelli looked to be heading for a sizeable defeat until ninth man Alex Symmons (60) made things closer.
Symmons's efforts were not enough to save his side, however.
Pontardawe beat Morriston by four wickets, while Gorseinon were forced to concede their match with Llandysul.
Lowly Briton Ferry Town managed a rare victory against Landore in division three.
After restricting Landore to 124, Briton Ferry claimed victory despite putting on just 15 runs for the last five wickets.
Dyffryn lost to Drefach by 65 runs, Maesteg were six-wicket winners against Pontyberem and Porthcawl beat Merthyr by eight wickets.
In division four, Baglan drew with Neath, while Kidwelly lost by two wickets to Felinfoel.
Llandeilo emerged 58-run winners against Llandarcy and Pwll drew with Llantwit Major Cavaliers.